No. 3: His Dark Materials, HBO
The Golden Compass movie sucked. His Dark Materials does not. In fact, far from it. Both are based on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials book series, but in so many areas where The Golden Compass failed His Dark Materials soars.
Dafne Keen’s portrayal of young Lyra Belacqua is compelling. Ruth Wilson’s nuanced Mrs. Coulter is a worthy heiress to HBO’s iconic Game of Thrones villainess Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). James McAvoy was a stroke of genius casting as Lord Asriel Belaqua and can Lin-Manuel Miranda do no wrong?
The show is beautiful, stunning and compelling and we couldn’t be more thankful that HBO and the BBC teamed up to produce it.